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Music and photography have always shared a special relationship when an iconic musician is portrayed by a first-rate photographer, the resulting image is often transformative and transcendent, and a classic pop culture image is born. Now, in the same popular and affordable format as Thames & Hudson's "PhotoBox" and "Fashi... read more

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For anyone who listens reverentially in the half-light to Robert Johnson, Nick Drake, or Morrisey, who wait anxiously for new albums from The Cure, Leonard Cohen, or The Blue Nile, who buy up catalogs of Nina Simone, Johnny Cash, or Scott Walker, who search the Web for rarities by Radiohead, Elliot Smith, and Miles Davis, thi... read more

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This is published to coincide with Leonard Cohen's exclusive show at London's The O2 on Friday 21 June 2013. This book contains exclusive material and interviews making it the biography to buy on Leonard Cohen - singer-songwriter, musician, poet, and novelist. The genius behind such classic songs as Suzanne, Bird on the Wire ... read more

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Author: Nick Hornby
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 Music

31 Songs is best-selling author Nicky Hornby's ultimate desert island disks. Through thirty-one songs that he either loves or has loved, Nick Hornby tells us what music means to his life. These personal and passionate pieces - refreshingly free of pretension - are a celebration of the joy that certain songs have given him. To... read more

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Not just a look at the art of record cover design Record covers are a sign of our life and times. Like the music on the discs, they address such issues as love, life, death, fashion, and rebellion. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. Many are works of art and have bec... read more

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Explosive, uncensored and always revelatory, Red Hot Chili Peppers is the long-awaited, never-before-told history of the globe's most worshipped rock band. Loaded with rare and unpublished photographs and memorabilia from their own archives, the band finally reveal all, allowing unprecedented access into their wild inner worl... read more

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A noted music critic weaves a brilliantly engaging narrative which puts Mozart's operas in the context of his life, showing how they illuminate his creativity as a whole. David Cairns--winner of the Whitbread Biography Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction--has spent his life immersed in Mozart's music, both a... read more

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Another stellar collection of the year's best writing on music as selected by the acclaimed, elusive author of contemporary classics Sarah and The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things, Da Capo Best Music Writing has become one of the most eagerly awaited annuals of them all. Celebrating the year in music writing by gathering a... read more

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The preeminent musicologist and prolific author presents a rhapsodic appreciation of his and Bob Dylan's favorite song - one that defined an era but has, remained timeless in its originality and power.

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"His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect.His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice.His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it has ever been."Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant cla... read more

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There has never been a rock institution quite like Sonic Youth. Their distinctive, uncompromising sound provided a map for innumerable musicians who followed, and in 2005, CMJ, the bible of the indie and alternative music work, ranked them no. 3 on its list of the 25 most influential artists of the last quarter century. But t... read more

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In "To a Young Jazz Musician, " the renowned jazz musician and Pulitzer Prize--winning composer Wynton Marsalis gives us an invaluable guide to making good music-and to leading a good life.Writing from the road "between the bus ride, the sound check, and the gig," Marsalis passes on wisdom gained from experience, addressed to... read more

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Guitar enthusiasts everywhere will soon be shouting "Hallelujah!" when they get their hands on The Totally Interactive Guitarist

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From its first publication in 1997, "Altered State" established itself as the definitive text on dance culture. This new edition sees Matthew Collin revisit many of his interviewees from the original book, with hindsight casting a fresh eye on the heady events of the second summer of love. "Altered State" is the bestselling t... read more

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From Great Composers author Michael Steen, a unique multi-platform project offering a royal box view into one of mankind's greatest art forms.
From the soaring heights of Wagner's epic Ring cycle to the tear-jerking emotion of Mozart's breathtakingly beautiful Don Giovanni, opera is one of the most powerful artistic for... read more

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From America's cultural gatekeeper comes a profile of the man who defines the nation's soul. David Remnick, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and editor of 'The New Yorker', applies his unique journalistic voice to paint a portrait of rock legend and working-class poet Bruce Springsteen. The result is what 'Rolling Stone' called ... read more

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Author: Ian Collis
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 Music

Through the magic of streaming video and cable television, newgenerations are discovering the magic and art ofclassic television shows. Retro TV is a pictorial showcase of the best showsfrom the 1950s and 1960s in both color and gloriousblack and white. Variety shows, quiz shows, drama, sitcoms, western horse operas and cop c... read more

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